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Best hand gun for P.P.

Post by rodneyw71 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:35 pm

I applied for a hand gun permit today, I want to get a hand gun for personal protection what is the best gun for under $350 I was thinking about a .38 special semi automatics are expensive. My brother just bought a .40 cal taurus today for $425 but it would be hard to conceil it. I work out in the middle of no where 15-20 miles each way to any town and I work at night. And just want a little peace of mind if you know what I mean. Any info is helpful.
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Post by liznoraas » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:40 am

If you are looking for a decent CC weapon for under $350 your best bet is to look for something you feel comfortable using.

Autos are fine and so revolvers. If your concerned about weight and power look at going with a .357 revolver it will take .38 I recommned a + P JHP and .357 magnum rounds. For your price range you get a short brl. Taurus w/ or w/o a hammer and single or double action. In .357 I would recommend a 125 gr. JHP. This is ballistically the best all around cartridge for using against person. And before any want to debate it is just my opinion based on autopsy results, wound channels, ballistics, and experiance.

Autos give you the option for more rounds and better safety options.

Now if you are going to carry for personal safety be very careful of your local laws and liability for use of deadlly force. Once you start carrying weapons for personal protection it is a very serious responsibility.

Goodluck do some digging to find what suits your situation and get into some defensive combat shooting classes to learn what the best way is to use your weapon.
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Post by rodneyw71 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:16 pm

With all of the meth labs they have been busting it seems those people will do anything to get their hands on money, and I go to work at 12 am and their are alot of freaks out at that time. I've been broke down at night in the middle of no where and it's not a good feeling. That's all I'm getting it for, I'm not going to carry it on me. I'd like to take some classes but they are expensive.
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Post by mcann » Thu May 04, 2006 10:06 pm

I have my CCW and i carry a Keltic 32 easy to hide and hits as hard a 380. For a back up a carry a 9mm, bu tthe 32 is the smallest and lights one of them all
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Post by rodneyw71 » Fri May 05, 2006 5:51 am

My permit should be here any time now, I'm looking at a .38 special. It comes with a holster, cleaning kit, 50 bullets, and a steel locking case for $369. I'll let you know what else I'm looking at and see what you think.
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Post by mcann » Fri May 05, 2006 11:00 am

if your going to buy a 38 you omight want to look at a 357 mag stub nose they can shoot 38 and 357 rounds.
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Post by rodneyw71 » Fri May 05, 2006 1:07 pm

What's the cost difference between the two?
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Post by mcann » Fri May 05, 2006 3:37 pm

may a hundred more for the mag tthats all.
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Post by rodneyw71 » Sat May 06, 2006 7:27 am

Can a 357 shoot 38 rounds?
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Post by mcann » Sat May 06, 2006 3:53 pm

yes it can
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Post by rodneyw71 » Sun May 07, 2006 9:27 am

I ment can a 38 shoot 357. :oops:
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Post by mcann » Sun May 07, 2006 11:10 am

No a 38 cant shoot a 357 round round are to long for the chamber. a 38 is a short 357 the round are the same allin one way but in length.
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Mon May 08, 2006 5:11 pm

Or a 454 Casull, it does .45 and .454 rounds.....and will take down a bull elephant.

And then theres the 600 Nitro Pistol, this thing is like a handheld Howitzer.
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Post by liznoraas » Tue May 09, 2006 8:36 am

Just a fyi in the post that says its me...it was my hubby. I forgot to have him sign in as him but the info is credible. He is a retired police officer, mp and is now an investigator for a law firm. I just dont want people thinking I know about that...I have no clue about handguns! :oops:

I do however know how to shoot a gun! I hunt...well havent for a few years once the kids get bigger then I can start up again. Its just hard to find a sitter willing to be here really early in the am!! :)
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Post by rodneyw71 » Tue May 09, 2006 5:54 pm

I figured it was him. :)
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